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    Can you consult from a remote island in the middle of the ocean?

    Posted by Jennifer Novotney on Sep 19, 2017 10:47:19 AM

    Before becoming a consultant, I worked 12 years for a 14-hospital organization in Indiana.

    I was fortunate to be a part of a place where leadership valued their employees’ growth and set them up for success. Throughout the years, I became certified in several Epic applications, became a team lead, and dipped my toes into project management.

    Let me take a step back. After college, my husband and I moved back home and started a life together. We bought a house, had a kid, were rooted, and everything was “perfect.” But through the years, my husband became increasingly stir-crazy. He had lived in the same place his whole life and set on a mission to move somewhere – anywhere! – else. Once I stopped being scared of moving and started thinking about the possibility, I realized that there were so many exciting opportunities that awaited us if we were brave enough to jump. Once I (finally) got on board, we started our search for employment possibilities elsewhere.

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    Topics: Candidates, culture

    How to nurture your passion project while you consult

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 25, 2017 10:32:31 AM
    “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

    If you’re like most of us, you know that life isn’t just about work. Whether it’s an instrument, a writing project, or a marathon, you probably have a passion that occupies your mind during the quiet moments of every day. You may think to yourself, “How can I make sure I have the space to pursue my interests while I continue to thrive in my work?”

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, consulting, culture

    10 pieces of advice for new healthcare consultants

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 19, 2017 9:38:34 AM

    After at least five years with Nordic, our “five-year club” consultants have seen a lot – and they want to share their wisdom with those who are newer to the field. Here, 10 of our tenured consultants give their best advice for newer consultants to succeed in a challenged, fast-paced healthcare environment.

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    Topics: culture

    Are you a brilliant woman? We’d like to talk.

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 11, 2017 12:00:05 PM

    The case for investing in women is strong. Research shows that companies with robust female leadership experience lower turnover, greater return on investment, and collectively higher IQ. Female leaders score high on innovation, communication, and methodology in the workplace.

    For anyone who has worked with strong women, these metrics probably seem obvious. You might even question why, in 2017, we need to advocate for women in the workforce. And yet the data shows that we have a long way to go.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, consulting, culture, Life at Nordic

    How to tell if a consulting company is “the one”

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 6, 2017 9:15:02 AM

    Choosing a consulting company can feel a little bit like online dating. From their online presence, every company seems like it could be a match: easy-going, successful, and open to whatever makes you happy. But you know from experience that not all companies look the same behind closed doors as they do on paper – so how do you tell the difference?

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    Topics: culture, Life at Nordic, consulting tips

    Why we really, really love our jobs

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 21, 2017 3:13:21 PM

    "They say on your deathbed, you never wish you’d spent more time at the office, but I will. Got to be a lot better than a deathbed.” – Michael Scott, The Office

    We’re hesitant to identify too strongly with Michael Scott, but when it comes to this sentiment, we agree. When you work with amazing people on interesting things, it’s easy to love coming to work every day. Our culture is the reason we get consistently great reviews on Glassdoor — and why we’re on multiple industry lists of best places to work.

    If you’re wondering what it’s like to work at Nordic — or you already work here and want that warm, fuzzy feeling — check out our videos below.

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    Topics: culture, #NordicGivesBack

    Recap of expanded Community Giveback Week

    Posted by Nordic on May 24, 2017 9:53:34 AM

    "To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success," Henry Ford once said.

    We strive to embody that idea every day by helping our client partners improve their organizations and their patients' experiences. We also strive to give back to the communities that have contributed to our success. That sentiment could be found at the heart of Nordic's fifth annual Community Giveback Week, which took place last week. Highlighting the week were events across our hometown of Madison and six more regional sites across the country, three more than 2016.

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    Topics: culture, #NordicGivesBack, Community Giveback Week

    Nordic kicks off 2017 Community Giveback Week

    Posted by Nordic on May 16, 2017 11:41:01 AM

    With the amount of good fortune we’ve experienced at Nordic over the past seven years, we recognize the importance of giving back and investing in the future of the communities in which we live and work. With that in mind, Winnie Karanja, founder and executive director of Maydm, was a great choice to address the home office in Madison and kick off Nordic’s fifth annual Community Giveback Week.

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    Topics: culture, corporate social responsibility, #NordicGivesBack, Community Giveback Week

    Committing to our communities, a Nordic consultant's viewpoint

    Posted by Manoj Budidha on May 10, 2017 10:54:45 AM

    As Nordic consultants, we share a common drive to help our customers deliver improved patient care through adoption of new technologies and processes. Beyond our work with customers, we also share a commitment to improving the communities where we work, live, and play. True to Nordics maxim, Be You,each of us may uniquely define how we impact our communities based on our own individual experiences, passions, and beliefs.

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    Topics: culture, #NordicGivesBack, Community Giveback Week

    [International Women’s Day] Four things everyone can do to #BeBoldForChange

    Posted by Samantha Tiller-Schenck on Mar 8, 2017 7:21:32 AM

    If you have the chance to walk around Nordic’s home office in Madison and stumble upon our marketing team, you’ll notice an “Everyday’s a Holiday” calendar hanging on our wall. Most mornings, the team gathers around the calendar to see what we plan to celebrate. When looking ahead to March, I noticed that “International Women’s Day” (IWD) wasn’t listed. I channeled my inner Sheryl Sandberg, asked why “Proof Reading Day” took precedence, and sought to understand more about IWD.  

    Tackling women’s issues is a big job. So, IWD recommends that we (men and women alike) focus on gender parity within our own spheres of influence. This year’s campaign, #BeBoldForChange, encourages us to find ways to cultivate an inclusive environment, challenge bias, promote gender-balanced leadership, and value the contributions of men and women equally in our day-to-day lives. (Photo below: Just some of our amazing Nordic women.)

    As women in a male-dominated field, there are small and large actions that will create an impact on our company’s cultures, our professional development, and personal growth:

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    Topics: culture

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